Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Summary:

Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School is a high-performing public high school in San Francisco, California, serving 679 students in grades 9-12. This school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, outperforming the San Francisco Unified School District and the state of California in academic metrics.

Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School has a strong track record of academic excellence, with 84.17% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 64.5% for the district and 55.41% for the state. In Mathematics, 52.76% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better, significantly higher than the district (44.96%) and state (27.36%) averages. The school also boasts a 4-year graduation rate of 97.6%, well above the district and state levels. While the student population is more racially diverse than many nearby schools, with a mix of White (35.35%), Hispanic (21.8%), Asian (19.59%), and students of two or more races (17.08%), there may be opportunities to further diversify the student body.

Compared to nearby high schools, such as Mission High, which is located just 1.66 miles away and has much lower test scores and a 4-year graduation rate of only 80.8%, Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School stands out as a shining example of educational excellence. However, the school's chronic absenteeism rate, which has fluctuated between 4.4% and 16.8% over the past few years, is an area that the school may want to address to ensure all students can fully engage with the educational opportunities available.


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Public 9-12

 555 Portola Dr.
       San Francisco, CA  94131-1616


(415) 695-5700

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
125th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help


Feeder schools for Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School:

Elementary:    Alamo Elementary
    Alvarado Elementary
    Argonne Elementary
    Bryant Elementary
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Middle:    Aptos Middle
    Brown Junior (Willie L) Middle
    Denman (James) Middle
    Everett Middle
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  679

Racial breakdown:

White:
35.3%
Hispanic:
21.8%
Asian:
19.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.7% Help


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Compare Details Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School ranks better than 94.7% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 16 ranked high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.88. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (35.3%), Hispanic (21.8%), Asian (19.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School is 19. 10 high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School employs 35.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School is $6,103, which is the highest among 17 high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School:

SchoolDigger ranks Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School 125th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School in the ranking list.)

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San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 619th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

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Rank History for all students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.86 443rd 1653 73.2%
2005 59.96 412th 1901 78.3%
2006 65.26 365th 1968 81.5%
2007 64.15 365th 2063 82.3%
2008 58.38 502nd 2117 76.3%
2009 63.67 367th 2238 83.6%
2010 67.80 337th 2281 85.2%
2011 60.00 518th 2367 78.1%
2012 74.34 229th 2354 90.3%
2013 72.27 268th 2426 89.0%
2015 93.54 113th 1994 94.3%
2016 94.52 86th 2039 95.8%
2017 95.28 70th 2021 96.5%
2018 91.18 175th 2017 91.3%
2019 77.87 404th 2133 81.1%
2022 96.93 69th 2123 96.7%
2023 92.88 124th 2335 94.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.28 321st 422 23.9%
2023 83.74 70th 780 91.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 93.58 29th 1539 98.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.09 287th 1862 84.6%
2019 85.49 206th 1937 89.4%
2022 89.45 157th 1943 91.9%
2023 90.94 134th 2237 94.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.59 165th 1760 90.6%
2019 79.08 342nd 1833 81.3%
2022 94.57 98th 1858 94.7%
2023 90.56 143rd 2106 93.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.41 111th 1117 90.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.19 175th 1834 90.5%
2019 68.39 510th 1880 72.9%
2022 98.10 46th 1916 97.6%
2023 94.02 108th 2195 95.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.23 321st 581 44.8%
2019 46.30 359th 582 38.3%
2022 54.05 304th 581 47.7%
2023 59.70 326th 727 55.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.05 301st 592 49.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.05 280th 1742 83.9%
2019 78.62 286th 1814 84.2%
2022 98.03 40th 1861 97.9%
2023 94.91 63rd 2132 97.0%
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Rank History for White students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.81 128th 1173 89.1%
2019 66.39 399th 1222 67.3%
2022 94.60 33rd 1204 97.3%
2023 85.93 106th 1424 92.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 130 67 82 55 5 n/a n/a 0 339
1994 153 60 115 57 7 n/a n/a 0 392
1995 160 50 132 49 13 n/a n/a 0 404
1996 160 50 132 49 13 n/a n/a 0 404
1997 162 53 139 57 13 n/a n/a 0 424
1998 157 45 134 56 11 n/a n/a 0 403
1999 152 48 134 60 10 n/a n/a 0 404
2000 150 42 136 72 7 n/a n/a 0 407
2001 161 35 131 73 4 n/a n/a 6 410
2002 207 46 166 75 3 n/a n/a 37 534
2003 207 46 166 75 3 n/a n/a 37 534
2004 208 63 183 82 4 n/a n/a 37 577
2005 223 70 186 95 7 n/a n/a 37 618
2006 264 91 243 116 7 n/a n/a 31 752
2007 253 84 249 132 9 n/a n/a 79 806
2008 297 106 245 164 15 n/a n/a 0 827
2009 296 113 286 207 12 0 46 0 960
2010 237 45 173 88 7 3 38 0 591
2011 267 41 193 87 3 5 41 0 637
2012 236 36 189 91 1 3 43 0 599
2013 209 44 172 83 3 5 83 0 599
2014 233 46 196 85 3 3 53 0 619
2015 252 51 176 90 3 2 50 0 624
2016 245 46 163 92 4 2 62 0 614
2017 274 52 158 100 4 1 75 0 664
2018 320 55 164 114 4 2 97 0 756
2019 310 64 161 129 3 2 126 0 795
2020 325 63 173 138 4 2 104 0 809
2021 282 59 167 156 5 2 104 1 776
2022 249 54 150 166 4 2 124 1 750
2023 240 35 133 148 3 2 116 2 679

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 339 10.2 33.2 12.4
1994 392 16.2 24.2 9.4
1995 404 20.1 20.1 14.9
1996 404 20.1 20.1 14.9
1997 424 20.9 20.3 8.5
1998 403 23.3 17.3 12.2
1999 404 19.8 20.4 9.7
2000 407 20.2 20.1 6.9
2001 410 19.5 21.0 5.7
2002 534 27.2 19.6 21.5
2003 534 27.2 19.6 21.5
2004 577 29.8 19.4 28
2005 618 29.1 21.2 22.2
2006 752 39.3 19.1 0
2007 806 42.4 19.0 26.1
2008 827 48.7 17.0 19.3
2009 960 46.2 18.8 24.7
2010 591 35.2 16.7 18.1
2011 637 n/a n/a 20.3
2012 599 33.7 17.7 19.5
2013 599 29.1 20.5 20.4
2014 619 29.1 21.2 22.5
2015 624 30.0 20.8 26.8
2016 614 30.0 20.4 20.8
2017 664 29.7 22.3 20.6
2018 756 32.0 23.5 23.5
2019 795 29.1 27.2 18.6
2020 809 n/a n/a 19.3
2021 776 37.1 20.8 20
2022 750 39.4 19.0 18.5
2023 679 35.5 19.0 18.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 339 10.2 33.2 12.4
1994 392 16.2 24.2 9.4
1995 404 20.1 20.1 14.9
1996 404 20.1 20.1 14.9
1997 424 20.9 20.3 8.5
1998 403 23.3 17.3 12.2
1999 404 19.8 20.4 9.7
2000 407 20.2 20.1 6.9
2001 410 19.5 21.0 5.7
2002 534 27.2 19.6 21.5
2003 534 27.2 19.6 21.5
2004 577 29.8 19.4 28
2005 618 29.1 21.2 22.2
2006 752 39.3 19.1 0
2007 806 42.4 19.0 26.1
2008 827 48.7 17.0 19.3
2009 960 46.2 18.8 24.7
2010 591 35.2 16.7 18.1
2011 637 n/a n/a 20.3
2012 599 33.7 17.7 19.5
2013 599 29.1 20.5 20.4
2014 619 29.1 21.2 22.5
2015 624 30.0 20.8 26.8
2016 614 30.0 20.4 20.8
2017 664 29.7 22.3 20.6
2018 756 32.0 23.5 23.5
2019 795 29.1 27.2 18.6
2020 809 n/a n/a 19.3
2021 776 37.1 20.8 20
2022 750 39.4 19.0 18.5
2023 679 35.5 19.0 18.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,103

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 404th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 124th of 2335 High schools
 13.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School)68.984.2
 15.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)63.164.5
 1.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School)54.752.8
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)48.645
 3.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School)2961.1
 32.1%
   11th Grade Science (San Francisco Unified)39.247
 7.8%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students795679
 14.6%
African American6435
 45.3%
American Indian33
Asian161133
 17.4%
Hispanic129148
 14.7%
Pacific Islander22
White310240
 22.6%
Two or More Races126116
 7.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.6%18.7%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School

Students at Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School are 35% White, 22% Hispanic, 20% Asian, 17% Two or more races, 5% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 679 students attended Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School.

Yes. Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School ranks in the top 5.3% of California high schools.

Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts A Public School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Alamo Elementary
Elementary : Alvarado Elementary
Elementary : Argonne Elementary
Elementary : Bryant Elementary
Elementary : Carver (George Washington) Elementary
Elementary : Chavez (Cesar) Elementary
Elementary : Chin (John Yehall) Elementary
Elementary : Clarendon Alternative Elementary
Elementary : Cleveland Elementary
Elementary : Cobb (William L.) Elementary
Elementary : Drew (Charles) College Preparatory Academy
Elementary : El Dorado Elementary
Elementary : Feinstein (Dianne) Elementary
Elementary : Flynn (Leonard R.) Elementary
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Elementary : Glen Park Elementary
Elementary : Grattan Elementary
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Elementary : Harte (Bret) Elementary
Elementary : Hillcrest Elementary
Elementary : Jefferson Elementary
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Elementary : King (Thomas Starr) Elementary
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Elementary : Lakeshore Alternative Elementary
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Elementary : Sheridan Elementary
Elementary : Sherman Elementary
Elementary : Sloat (Commodore) Elementary
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Elementary : Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary
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Elementary : Sutro Elementary
Elementary : Taylor (Edward R.) Elementary
Elementary : Tenderloin Community
Elementary : Ulloa Elementary
Elementary : Visitacion Valley Elementary
Elementary : Webster (Daniel) Elementary
Elementary : West Portal Elementary
Elementary : Yick Wo Elementary
Middle : Aptos Middle
Middle : Brown Junior (Willie L) Middle
Middle : Denman (James) Middle
Middle : Everett Middle
Middle : Francisco Middle
Middle : Giannini (A.P.) Middle
Middle : Hoover (Herbert) Middle
Middle : King Junior (Martin Luther) Academic Middle
Middle : Lick (James) Middle
Middle : Marina Middle
Middle : Presidio Middle
Middle : Roosevelt Middle
Middle : Visitacion Valley Middle


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